The New Republic
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Shriver, L. (2012). The New Republic. HarperCollins.

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Shriver, Lionel. 2012. The New Republic. HarperCollins.

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Shriver, Lionel, The New Republic. HarperCollins, 2012.

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        Lionel Shriver's novels include The New Republic, So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin. Her journalism has appeared in The Guardian, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

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Acclaimed author Lionel Shriver—author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That, The Post-Birthday World, and the vivid psychological novel We Need to Talk About Kevin, now a major motion picture—probes the mystery of charisma in a razor-sharp new novel that teases out the intimate relationship between terrorism and cults of personality, explores what makes certain people so magnetic, and reveals the deep frustrations of feeling overshadowed by a life-of-the-party who may not even be present.

"Shriver is a master of the misanthrope. . . . [A] viciously smart writer." —Time

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"Shriver is a master of the misanthrope. . . . [A] viciously smart writer." —Time

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        "[Shriver's] whip-smart observations--about relationships, the role of the media, the cult of personality are funny and on the mark."

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        "In her latest novel, Lionel Shriver pays homage to Joseph Conrad--examining terrorism, media bloodlust, and the cult of personality through an unexpected lens of satire."

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      • source: NPR, "Weekend Edition"
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        "A very funny book, but the laughs are embedded in a deeply disturbing subject."

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        "Shriver is cursed with knowing the human animal all too well. The New Republic is satire of a Shriver kind, that is to say biting."

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        "Lionel Shriver, the author of the harrowing and patient We Need to Talk About Kevin, delivers something altogether different: a callous and romping political and journalistic satire."

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        "Shriver is one of the sharpest talents around."

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        "Witty, caustic and worldly, [Shriver] is a raconteur who could show even Barrington Saddler a thing or two about entertaining a crowd."

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      • source: Reader's Digest Recommends
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        "Shriver has been a National Book Award finalist with good reason: Her page-turners examine serious issues."

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      • source: Booklist (starred review)
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        "A wondrously fanciful plot, vividly drawn characters, clever and cynical dialogue, and a comically brilliant and verisimilar imagined land. . . . The New Republic is simply terrific."

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      • source: Entertainment Weekly
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        "The dialogue zings and the writing is jazzy. . . . [Shriver] can toss off a sharp sketch of a passing character in a phrase, and she's got a gimlet eye for what's phony, or affected, or even touchingly vain in human behavior."

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        "Shriver is an incisive social satirist with a clear grip on the ironies of our contemporary age . . . [Her] take on journalism and international politics is wry, insightful and just over the top enough to be fun."

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      • source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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        "[Shriver] is uncannily perceptive[with a] vigorous capacity for compassion . . . [A] surprisingly tender novel disguised as a clever satire delivered in polished prose."

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      • source: Financial Times
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        "Part Scoop, part Our Man in Havana and part Len Deighton thriller, Shriver's novel is not just about terrorism but also about journalism and the nature of charisma. . . . Shriver's Barba is a wonderful creation."

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        January 23, 2012
        A separatist organization based in a fictionalized Portuguese peninsula could have been fertile territory for Shriver (We Need to Talk About Kevin) to send up terrorism, but this lightly ironic novel, written in the mid-’90s and offered now that we have enough distance from 9/11, is done in by a woolly plot and an out-of-date atmosphere. Edgar Kellogg, who has always played second fiddle to more charismatic men, quits his corporate law job to pursue journalism, finding temporary employment as a stringer at the National Record. Kellogg’s first mission: to locate the former stringer, missing in “Barba,” a god-forsaken region of Portugal and home turf to the radical Os Soldados Ousados de Barba (SOB). As Kellogg quickly learns, the former stringer belonged to that category of charismatic men: a beloved, larger-than-life character who had everyone eating out of the palm of his hand. But soon the puzzling circumstances of the stringer’s disappearance—hinting at connections to the SOB—offer Kellogg the chance to assume his predecessor’s social mantle. Though Shriver’s characters are sharply drawn, they lack sympathy, and several plot contrivances are too jarring to overlook. Terrorism is merely a backdrop to a fairly banal exploration of popularity.

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